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Batman Day is approaching! But this time, it will be an 80th Anniversary celebration!

DC’s annual celebration of the Caped Crusaider, will happen Saturday, September 21st. Both DC and Warner Bros have confirmed plans for the occasion. Plans including beaming the Bat-Signal into the skies in some major cities. Batman’s iconic symbol will light up skyscrapers and landmarks worldwide. Prepare to put on your best brooding face and get ready to save the city.

Fans can follow the event with the Batman Bat-Tracker launched by DC today. The Batman Bat-Tracker will mirror the real-time projections as each city flips on its Bat-Signal.

“The Bat-Signal is easily one of the most recognizable images among all superhero iconography and this is going to be a remarkable sight as we transcend borders, languages and cultures to bring us all together with this single experience. We are proud to send up the Bat-Signal on Batman Day because it is an important beacon of inspiration that makes us all believe that it’s possible to take hardship and turn it into something good. Batman Day is a global celebration for all the fans.”

Pam Lifford, president of Warner Bros.

The Bat-Signal will appear around 8 p.m. in each of the chosen cities. Those cities include:

  • Melbourne, Australia at Fed Square facing Flinders Street
  • Tokyo at MAGNET by SHIBUYA109 at Shibuya Scramble Crossing
  • Berlin at Potzdamer Platz 11
  • Paris at Galeries Lafayette
  • Barcelona at Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
  • London at the Senate House
  • São Paulo at Itaúsa – LMB
  • New York TBA
  • Montreal at Complex Dupuis
  • Mexico City at Torre Reforma
  • Los Angeles at City Hall

Batman Day events also include a panel discussion Barnes & Noble Union Square moderated by DC Publisher Dan DiDio and featuring award-winning Batman writers and artists Scott Snyder, Peter J. Tomasi, James Tynion, IV and Brad Walker. There will also be special activies for kids and families.

In Los Angeles, DC and Warner Bros. will host a Batman 5K night run and fan celebration. Those interested can sign-up to participate at DCBatmanRun.com. Batman runs will also take place in Asia (Shanghai, Manila, Singapore and Bangkok), Latin America (São Paulo and Mexico City) and Australia (Brisbane).

Are you excited about Batman’s 80th Anniversary plans? Let us know in the comments!

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